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Ulster Folk and Transportation Museum

| Cultura, Holywood, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Holywood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Well worth the visit. We learned so many things and the way the irish lived up until the 1970's. Very educational yet a lot of fun too!

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

In both museums you can feel how it used to be! First we went to the transport museum and we really enjoyed the Titanica exibition: it has a lot of artifacts, interesting information and very well done model of the sinking ship with displayed proportions of the lost souls in all classes. My opinion is that even if you are... More

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Portrush, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We just visited the Transport part but will return to see the Folk part another time! The kids had seen footage of a De Lorean car on the news a few weeks previous so I thought it would be great if they could see one close up! They really enjoyed the trains-being able to climb onto certain parts of them!... More

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Holywood
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you are in or near Belfast it is really worth the short trip to the lovely town of Holywood, Co Down to visit the nearby Ulster Folk & Transport Museum. This would be after a look around the many boutique shops in the town, have a meal or enjoy a pint of 'the black stuff' at that famous Holywood... More

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Donegal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Make sure you have plenty of time as there is so much to see between the 2 museums. We were there 4 hours and only seen the village part of the folk park. The old cottages with the open fires and freshly baked break was just perfect on a cold day. Its a fun day stepping back in time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

went in Halloween week, on the day before Halloween. This was advertised as having extra activities and we got a sheet explaining these. These were all absolutely pathetic. There was apple bobbing and the man doing it looked like he hated kids, there was supposed to be turnip carving but the man ignored us etc etc. None of the guides... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

working in a nursery and looking at a theme of transport we decided to take a trip here. The children loved it and the staff all found it very informative. It was free in for both the children and the staff so all in all a great, cheap day out. we will go back next year!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Went with a group. Most guides have absolutely no people skills, 3 were so rude and unwelcoming. The coffee shop very over priced eg £2.00 for a scone & £1.80 for Coffee. £7.20 for a bowl of cold Irish Stew (which they did reheat in the microwave) and a Cup of tea. Would not recommend to anyone nor would any... More

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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We were last at the transport museum 3 years ago.. We visited today with our 5 and 3 year old and baby. Cost over £23 to get in. We had a good time at the trains as the children could get on and daddy made it interactive getting them to pretend to shovel coal etc but the place has not... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We were delighted to find this museum to be a real working village with all kinds of crafts and activities going on that we could visit. On a sleepy Thursday afternoon we didn't expect much but there was shawl weaving, linen weaving, blacksmith forging, candle-making and homemade soda bread baking over an open kitchen fire! We learned so much from... More

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